NewsMay 23, 2023

Rising Star Award – Caribbean presented to Julianna Musgrove at CHRIS

Miami – May 23, 2023 – The International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC) in partnership with Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) presented Julianna Musgrove, Regional Manager – Learning and Development (Northern Caribbean) at Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages and Spa, with the prestigious Rising Star Award Caribbean.

Of her award, Julianna remarked, “I am extremely honoured and humbled to have been recognised by the tourism industry’s top leaders across the Caribbean as the recipient of the 2023 Rising Star Award – Caribbean. As a young professional that didn’t know exactly what I wanted to do as a career, I chose hospitality because it is the leading industry in the Caribbean. My journey with Sandals allowed me to work in a wide number of departments and train at different levels until I found my passion. Following such an enriching experience, I knew that I wanted to build a career on providing the same opportunities and growth that I have received for up-and-coming professionals within hospitality. I am committed to the continuous mentorship and development of the future generation of hospitality leaders within the Caribbean and will use this award as a testimony that there are meaningful and impactful careers within the hospitality industry that are fulfilling and rewarding. When you love what you do, and you do it with passion and purpose everything else will fall into place.”

“Julianna has been a consistent driving force at Beaches TCI since she joined the team in 2013 as an intern. She began her journey in the housekeeping department and has been a trailblazer ever since. Julianna always had a knack for creativity and made it her mission to always leave her mark in whichever department she trained.” according to James McAnally, General Manager for Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort Villages & Spa who nominated Julianna for the award.

ISHC CEO Andrea Belfanti commented, “I was honored to meet Julianna and could not have been more pleased to have her as the recipient of the 2023 Rising Star Award – Caribbean.  Her passion for hospitality and her commitment to her community is inspiring, and I know we will continue to see great things from her. We are thankful for our partnership with CHRIS to recognize young talent in the Caribbean.”

“The Rising Star Award Caribbean is a key feature of CHRIS, as it shines a spotlight on our industry’s future,” said Jonathon S. Zink, COO of The BHN Group. “Julianna’s passion for hospitality is inspiring, and she is a dynamic ambassador for the Caribbean, Turks & Caicos, and Sandals Resorts. Congratulations to Julianna on this prestigious achievement and very best wishes on her journey to the top!”

This is the thirteenth year ISHC and CHRIS have collaborated to recognize young, talented leadership in the Caribbean region. Julianna was presented the award in Miami during plenary session of the CHRIS conference.

Nominations for the award were required to meet the following criteria:

  • 35 years of age or younger, born on or after May 24, 1988
  • Is currently, and has been, working in a hospitality-related field
  • Is recognized by leaders in the hospitality field as a rising star
  • Is currently living and working in the Caribbean with a minimum of two years’ experience in the market

Respected executives from across the Caribbean reviewed a shortlist of nomination forms of outstanding candidates before voting on the winner.


For more information:

Jennifer Castellarin

Director of Membership & Marketing


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About ISHC

The International Society of Hospitality Consultants is truly The Leading Source for Global Hospitality Expertise, represented by over two hundred of the industry’s most respected professionals from across six continents. Collectively, ISHC members provide expert services in over fifty functional areas and have specialized skills in virtually every segment of the hospitality industry. ISHC is dedicated to promoting the highest quality of professional consulting standards and practices for the hospitality industry. Candidates undergo a rigorous screening process, ensuring that all ISHC members have a reputation of integrity and are qualified by their experience, training and knowledge to develop and express sound judgment on industry issues. Additional information about the organization, along with a directory of ISHC members, is available on the ISHC website at

About Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS)

Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) is the Caribbean’s most important hotel and tourism investment conference.  The conference immediately precedes a second important event, the Hotel Opportunities Latin America (HOLA) conference.  The back-to-back nature of the two events provides a venue for the hotel investment community that is interested not only in the Caribbean, but also in Latin America, to conduct their business while in Miami. CHRIS and HOLA are produced by Northstar Travel Group in association with The BHN Group.

About Northstar Travel Group (

Northstar Travel Group is the leading B-to-B information and marketing solutions company serving all segments of the travel industry including leisure/retail, corporate/business travel, corporate and sports meetings, incentives, hospitality, and travel technology. Northstar is the owner of leading brands serving these travel segments. The company produces more than 100 face-to-face events in 13 countries in retail travel, hospitality, corporate travel, travel technology, sports travel, and the meetings & incentive industry. In addition, Northstar owns Phocuswright, the leading research, and event producer serving the travel technology industry. Northstar Travel Group owns The BHN Group, the leading producer of hotel investment conferences. Northstar is also the majority shareholder in Inntopia, the leading SaaS e-commerce software business serving the mountain destination, golf, activities, and hospitality markets. Based in Rutherford, NJ, the company has offices in the U.S., UK, Singapore, and China. Northstar Travel Group is owned by funds managed by EagleTree Capital.

About The BHN Group

The BHN Group is the worldwide leader in developing and organizing conferences for the hotel and tourism investment community. With over three decades of experience, more than 160 events completed to-date, and in excess of 110,000 international delegates, these conferences have become “must attend” events for industry leaders who come together to network, conduct business, and to learn about the latest trends. The current slate of events include: the Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS) in Los Angeles; ALIS Law in Los Angeles; ALIS Summer Update; Caribbean Hotel & Resort Investment Summit (CHRIS) in Miami; Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) in Singapore; Hotel Opportunities Latin America (HOLA) conference in Miami; and HICAP Australia New Zealand (HICAP ANZ) in Sydney. The BHN Group’s website at is the gateway for information about the annual conferences it produces, as well as a direct link to important players in the hospitality investment world.